Frances Hatch

Frances Hatch

Artist, Teacher

Direct work in the landscape is central to my practice. The environments within which I work currently include Devon, The Isle of Purbeck along The Jurassic Coast and the North West Highlands of Scotland. Antarctica holds enduring significance. Each site has its own palette and demands something particular of me… at times I integrate colour (gouache, acrylic or watercolour) with what is available in the landscape and at others the found material offers all. When painting with material ‘of the place’ I feel a narrowing of the separation between it’s transience and my own. By grubbing around for my tools and pigments I make discoveries about a place that I might otherwise miss. If I return, even a day later, a different set of possibilities arise because I’m different and I’m encountering matter, water, light and air that continually fluctuate. read full statement

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Location Bridport, South West
Activities Lecturing, Practice-based research, Residencies, Workshops
Artforms / type of project Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting
Tags drawing, painting, lecture, landscape, earths, workshop, West Dean College, plein air, on location, water-based
Website http://www.franceshatch.co.uk

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